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A Dress for Time and Time Again

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Dress for Time and Time Again

  It’s not often that we can see a dress come to life quite like this– we’re so fortunate to have Lisa Seago share some of the history of an amazing dress that we had the privilege to preserve for years to come.   The first time this gown was worn, it was in 1953. It wasn’t worn again for almost 20 years! Then it was worn three more times– and in the same church each time! What a wonderful tradition to have been kept alive for so long. When the gown arrived at HGP, it certainly looked as if it...

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Surprise! – Wedding Gown Before and After

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Surprise! – Wedding Gown Before and After

Most of the gowns featured in our “Before and After” blog series have something obviously wrong– it’s completely yellow, or there are noticeable tears in the fabric, or the bottom few inches all around the dress are covered in dirt; this dress, however, was more of a surprise. And not the kind a person likes, either. This beautiful Allure Romance champagne lace-on-tulle gown features a taffeta sash with a crystal appliqué and novelty beadwork all the way down the back. It was really quite dreamy– until...

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A Vintage Dream Before-and-After

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Vintage Dream Before-and-After

We couldn’t have been more delighted to restore this beautiful and unique vintage gown. As if it couldn’t get any better, this sweet customer sent us photos a year and a half later, after her wedding, showing the gown in its full glory. It was a pleasure making this vintage dream dress come back to life for such a special occasion! “Hi Heritage! It’s been about a year and a half since you cleaned my dress for me, but I finally finished it and got married, and I wanted you to see how it turned out! Two of the pictures...

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Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Is your wedding gown strapless or have thin spaghetti straps? If so, you’re in luck– during the month of August you can enjoy $30 off your wedding gown cleaning and/or preservation with coupon code “Strapless30off” on a strapless (or almost strapless) dress! You can choose wedding gown cleaning, cleaning and preservation, or restoration of an aged, vintage wedding gown. Choose any of our services and save $30 on your cute strapless gown! How to Order and Use Wedding Gown Preservation Discount Get your quote for your...

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Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something old, something new…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something old, something new…

by Kathryn WHO: Kathryn and Jamie WHAT: A September wedding WHERE: Lost Mission in Spring Branch, TX WHEN: Sept. 19, 2015 WHAT: Kathryn’s perfect dress! (by) WHO: A Monique Lhuillier wedding gown (from) WHERE: Casa de Novia in Houston (http://www.casadenoviabridal.com) -Style: Strapless, low back, fit and flare -Color: Ivory with tea-stained color underlay -Materials: Lace (bodice front and back and then down the side) and tulle (ruched across the middle then lots of layers/fuller at the bottom) -Bustle: “We added...

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The Wilsons’ Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

The Wilsons’ Wedding Gown Story

by Ed Wilson The gown was purchased at Cora Furs, 27 Church Street Paterson, NJ. The gown was worn by my mother, Ellen Louise Coe, for her marriage to my father Howard Wilson on November 18, 1961 at the First Presbyterian Church of North Haledon, NJ.  She was 18 years old, he was 22. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Ed! Want to read more wedding gown stories? Read more here. Feel free to share your own love story or wedding gown story in the comments or on our Facebook...

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A Twenty for Your Thoughts

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 2 comments

A Twenty for Your Thoughts

We would love to know a few things about your wedding gown and your cleaning needs so we’ve created a survey with a little incentive to coax it out of you.  We’re offering $20 off any wedding gown cleaning, restoration and/or preservation just for answering five easy questions. Survey Questions The questions we are asking in this survey are: When was your gown worn? What services do you want for your gown? What criteria is most important for selecting a cleaner? Are you willing to use a "wholesale cleaner"? If you are...

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Trends of Summer 2016: The Blushing Bride

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in General, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Trends of Summer 2016: The Blushing Bride

Every wedding season presents a new trend. A unique floral arrangement, a certain grouping of color combinations, a must-have photography location, a trendy hairdo… Different wedding trends arise every year, ebbing and flowing throughout the various wedding seasons as brides choose to be stand out or stick to the status quo. The trend of 2016, you ask? Blush wedding gowns! For the bride who wants a unique, eye-catching dress, yet can’t stand to stray from the long-held tradition of a white wedding gown comes a new alternative: a...

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Muddy Mess Turned Dazzling Dress

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Muddy Mess Turned Dazzling Dress

This stunning number from Allure Bridals certainly had seen better days when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation. The hemline was extremely dirty and had tracked in mud, grease, and who knows what else along the way. The inside of the beautiful, embroidered tulle bodice showed stains from makeup, perspiration, and self-tanner (hey– a bride’s gotta do what a bride’s gotta do). Fortunately the delicate dress was able to be hand-cleaned, as part of the Heritage Select cleaning package, completely erasing the...

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North Meets South: Sarah’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

North Meets South: Sarah’s Wedding Story

Sarah’s wedding gown– and her wedding– are straight out of a fairy tale! The Wedding Venue: The Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina In an interview with The Knot, Sarah said of her venue, “We love being outside and wanted to be surrounded by as much natural beauty as possible. This lovely estate was built in the 1900s and is enclosed by grand woods, which set the scene perfectly.”   The Dress: Sarah told us, “My first job out of college was as a bridal consultant at Vera Wang, so it...

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